Advocacy Forum 2018

A young professional organization with one goal in mind: end Alzheimer's.



Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

June 17-19, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Together, we can make history.

The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic is here — and we have 10 years to make history by changing its trajectory.

More than 5 million people in the United States already have Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, and there’s still no way to prevent, cure or slow its progression. The first goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. Reaching that goal tomorrow requires our government to act today.

At the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, we will work with other dedicated advocates to urge members of Congress to improve the lives of those already living with dementia, and to provide the funding to achieve the 2025 goal while there’s still time.

The time for us to act is now — your advocacy today can help us make history tomorrow.

The Junior Committee has sent representatives to the forum in the past, and we hope 2018 will be our largest attendance yet! During our time there, we are able to speak face to face with members of Congress and State Representatives and explain to them with our own personal stories and experiences why Alzheimer’s is destroying millions of lives every day and why we need to put an end to it now!

Contact cpurk@alz.org if you are interested in joining the JC and other central Ohio advocates in DC to share our stories, to speak to the people who can make a difference, and to paint the city purple once again!